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Do Home Alarm Systems Really Make You Safe?

Posted by Leon S. on Monday, July 25, 2011 Under: Burglary Gone Bad

Recently I ran across an article that should be an eye opener to anyone reading this blog. It was about the false sense of security that a home owner may have regarding the use of a burglar alarm system. The author, J. Frankel, an associate security professional, points out "If you believe the TV commercials, you probably think you don't need to do anything except answer your phone. After all, in the commercial a shrilling alarm sends the intruder running for the hills and simultaneously the phone rings.  On the other end is the sound of a calm employee from the alarm monitoring station saying everything will be okay." However, real world statistics show that this may not be the case at all.

When it comes to home invasion, the reality of the incident can be a much more frightening experience. "Imagine for just a moment this frightening scenario.  Your husband is away traveling on business and you and your children are getting ready to turn in for the night. You casually go about your nightly routine and without a care in the world you set your alarm, lock the doors, and begin turning off the lights.  Then, without warning, your whole world stops. Right outside your window is a silhouette of a large ominous figure. Before you have time to process what's going on, the sound of shattering glass and splintering wood jolts you to a terrifying reality.  Someone has broken into your home.  What do you do? "..Frankel asks.

"When an alarm sounds, typically the intruder has already entered your home.  And sadly, criminals can do the "unthinkable" between your alarm sounding and the police arriving on scene.  Criminals also know in most cases they can enter the dwelling, steal cash or valuables and then flee in less than five minutes..." Frankel goes on to say.

Some "Alarming" statistics about home alarms and burglaries:

1. A burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the United States.

2.  Approximately 1 out of every 5 homes will be burglarized or possibly experience a violent home intrusion.

3. A majority of home invasions take place forcibly through a "locked' door.

4. The average length of time it takes a burglar to gain entrance to a home is 57 seconds.

5. Up to 73% of burglars stated that they would still burglarize a house if it had an alarm.

Recent criminal incidents here in Atlanta shows the frightening reality of how quick a home invasion style robbery can occur. If you consider the amount of time it takes you to run from your front door to your bedroom, n the blink of an eye, an armed intruder could be at your bedroom door BEFORE YOU HAVE TIME TO GET OUT OF BED!!!

Superior Security Concepts ( can show you how best to prevent and handle these incidents and others like them. Our classes ( and safety products ( are designed to give you the options for defending your home and family. With a network of professional services at our disposal, we can help to hone your defensive skills for those few precious seconds when they may HAVE to count!

(Jordan Frankel develops revolutionary security products and solutions that protect both lives & property. Countless agencies and corporations such as NASDAQ, the US Military, and law enforcement entrust Mr. Frankel with their security and safety.

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